good organic chemistry books from simple to intermediate

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The list author says: "The best books are the first 25 or so items. be sure to check out my listmania entitled "Organic Structure Determination by mass spec., NMR, IR, UV" for your more advanced courses"
The Nuts and Bolts of Organic Chemistry: A Student's Guide to Success
1.  The Nuts and Bolts of Organic Chemistry: A Student's Guide to Success by Joel M. Karty
The list author says:
  "read Karty and Klein before doing anything else. you might even consider doing this over the summer before starting up your university courses in the fall."
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Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics
2.  Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics by David R. Klein
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  "part 2 is "Organic Chemistry As a Second Language: Second Semester Topics" 3rd edition by David R. Klein, ISBN 1118144341"
$40.30   Used & New from: $29.93
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)

The Bridge To Organic Chemistry: Concepts and Nomenclature
3.  The Bridge To Organic Chemistry: Concepts and Nomenclature by Claude H. Yoder
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  "How to make the transition from general chemistry to organic chemistry"
$16.83   Used & New from: $16.33
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Basic Skills For Organic Chemistry: A Toolkit
4.  Basic Skills For Organic Chemistry: A Toolkit by Stuart A. Rosenfeld
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  "a review of the general chemistry topics you'll need for organic chemistry. more advanced than Yoder's book."
$85.73   Used & New from: $2.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Beginning Organic Chemistry 1 (Workbooks in Chemistry)
5.  Beginning Organic Chemistry 1 (Workbooks in Chemistry) by Graham L. Patrick
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  "simple primer workbook"
$50.99   Used & New from: $12.21
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Beginning Organic Chemistry 2 (Workbooks in Chemistry)
6.  Beginning Organic Chemistry 2 (Workbooks in Chemistry) by Graham L. Patrick
The list author says:
  "part 2 of the simple primer workbook"
$48.73   Used & New from: $29.61
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Foundations of Organic Chemistry (Oxford Chemistry Primers)
7.  Foundations of Organic Chemistry (Oxford Chemistry Primers) by Michael Hornby
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  "I love all of the Oxford Chemistry Primers."
$23.75   Used & New from: $7.25
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Foundations of Organic Chemistry: Worked Examples (Oxford Chemistry Primers)
8.  Foundations of Organic Chemistry: Worked Examples (Oxford Chemistry Primers) by Michael Hornby
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Chemistry³: Introducing Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry
9.  Chemistry³: Introducing Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry by Andrew Burrows
The list author says:
  "another way to learn basic organic is get a British textbook - this one is designed for first year university and/or A-levels i.e. students between 16-19 years old"
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Advanced Chemistry (Advanced Science S)
10.  Advanced Chemistry (Advanced Science S) by M. J. Clugston
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  "another good A-levels textbook which contains basic organic chemistry"
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Introduction to Organic Chemistry
11.  Introduction to Organic Chemistry by William Henry Brown
The list author says:
  "very good. A simpler university book but there's nothing wrong with that especially when new to the subject. It doesn't cover all details you'll see in more advanced books & would need to be supplemented if trying to use it for a full year course."
$219.54   Used & New from: $9.89
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Organic Chemistry: A Short Course
12.  Organic Chemistry: A Short Course by Harold Hart
The list author says:
  "main competitor to Brown (previous book). Interesting how both authors/publishers decided to put citrus fruits on the cover. was this done on purpose to create confusion in the marketplace?"
$230.31   Used & New from: $99.99
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Invitation To Organic Chemistry
13.  Invitation To Organic Chemistry by A. William Johnson
The list author says:
  "similar to the 2 previous books - designed for 1 semester courses"
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The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual: A Student's Guide to Techniques
14.  The Organic Chem Lab Survival Manual: A Student's Guide to Techniques by James W. Zubrick
$50.30   Used & New from: $46.85
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Workbook for Organic Chemistry
15.  Workbook for Organic Chemistry by Jerry Jenkins
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  "you may find you'll need a workbook like this."
$48.43   Used & New from: $42.01
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Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition
16.  Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition by Robert Thornton Morrison
The list author says:
  "The big Kahuna. The best 'functional group approach' organic chemistry textbook. Now OOP, unfortunately. First edition came out in the 1950s!"
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Organic Chemistry, 5th Edition
17.  Organic Chemistry, 5th Edition by Marc Loudon
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  "This is the 5th edition. Very comprehensive at 1400 pages. Second best to Morrison and Boyd (above)"
$108.16   Used & New from: $68.04
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Organic Chemistry, Third Edition
18.  Organic Chemistry, Third Edition by Marye Anne Fox
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  "A very good 'reaction mechanism approach' textbook"
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Organic Chemistry: A Mechanistic Approach
19.  Organic Chemistry: A Mechanistic Approach by Tadashi Okuyama
The list author says:
  "This one looks good. A 2014 book that uses a reaction mechanism approach."
$56.66   Used & New from: $29.95
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BIOS Instant Notes in Organic Chemistry
20.  BIOS Instant Notes in Organic Chemistry by Graham L. Patrick
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  "use this to cram before midterms or finals."
$31.18   Used & New from: $9.98
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Organic Chemistry
21.  Organic Chemistry by Stuart G. Warren
The list author says:
  "written for British university students which makes it more advanced and somewhat less suitable for North American students. but it is comprehensive and up to date and doesn't simply copy the same boring reactions and molecules found in other works. It charts its own course."
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Pushing Electrons: A Guide for Students of Organic Chemistry
22.  Pushing Electrons: A Guide for Students of Organic Chemistry by Daniel P. Weeks
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  "a classic"
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A Primer to Mechanism In Organic Chemistry
23.  A Primer to Mechanism In Organic Chemistry by Peter Sykes
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  "primer for his classic work (next)"
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Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry (6th Edition)
24.  Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry (6th Edition) by Peter Sykes
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  "classic"
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Organic Chemistry: An Intermediate Text
25.  Organic Chemistry: An Intermediate Text by Robert V. Hoffman
The list author says:
  "after you've done a full year of organic consider this and the next one for upper year courses. Helps you prepare for Carey and Sundburg's two Advanced works or Jerry March's book."
$128.82   Used & New from: $59.99
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Intermediate Organic Chemistry
26.  Intermediate Organic Chemistry by John C. Stowell
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How to Succeed in Organic Chemistry (Self-teaching Guides)
27.  How to Succeed in Organic Chemistry (Self-teaching Guides) by John E. Gordon
The list author says:
  "Don't let the title fool you - it doesn't really have any 'how-to' pointers. It's just like Schaum's - relatively low quality paper stock, paperback book to help you along with short bits of 'programmed' info. Not sure why the used copies are so expensive. My copy was dirt cheap."
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Organic Chemistry Demystified
28.  Organic Chemistry Demystified by D. R. Bloch
The list author says:
  "One of the barest, thinnest introductions you'll ever see on the subject of Organic chem. Couldn't be used as a textbook - maybe just as a brief intro to your regular book just to get you started."
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Organic Chemistry I For Dummies
29.  Organic Chemistry I For Dummies by Arthur Winter
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  "Similar to the Demystified book. A basic intro and it doesn't even cover carbonyl chemistry! (that's quite an achievement - writing an o-chem book and not even mentioning one of the most important functional groups). You'll probably have to buy the associated workbook to get anything out of it."
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Organic Chemistry: An Introduction Emphasizing Biological Connections
30.  Organic Chemistry: An Introduction Emphasizing Biological Connections by Iver David Reingold
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  "primarily for bio/premed people. unusual topic coverage"
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Organic Nomenclature: A Programmed Introduction (5th Edition)
31.  Organic Nomenclature: A Programmed Introduction (5th Edition) by James G. Traynham
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The Art of Writing Reasonable Organic Reaction Mechanisms
32.  The Art of Writing Reasonable Organic Reaction Mechanisms by Robert B. Grossman
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Core Carbonyl Chemistry (Oxford Chemistry Primers)
33.  Core Carbonyl Chemistry (Oxford Chemistry Primers) by John Jones
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Aromatic Chemistry (Oxford Chemistry Primers)
34.  Aromatic Chemistry (Oxford Chemistry Primers) by Malcolm Sainsbury
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Functional Group Chemistry (Basic Concepts In Chemistry)
35.  Functional Group Chemistry (Basic Concepts In Chemistry) by James Ralph Hanson
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  "I really like these "Basic Concepts in Chemistry" books. But be aware they cannot be used for full semester courses. not detailed enough."
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Stereochemistry
36.  Stereochemistry by David G. Morris
$44.35   Used & New from: $25.17

Organic Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry
37.  Organic Chemistry: A Guided Inquiry by Andrei Straumanis
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  "useful workbook to supplement your text."
$107.71   Used & New from: $59.95
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Organic Chemistry (Barron's College Review)
38.  Organic Chemistry (Barron's College Review) by J. William Suggs
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Organic Chemistry
39.  Organic Chemistry by David R. Klein
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Organic Chemistry: An Acid - Base Approach
40.  Organic Chemistry: An Acid - Base Approach by Michael Smith
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  "this one looks interesting - takes a novel approach. Not functional group, not really mechanistic but acid-base."
$151.95   Used & New from: $89.64
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